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Windows 10 IIS: C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\rewrite.dll failed to load

 ·  ☕ 2 min read  ·  ✍️ Chris Titus

This article shows you what to do if you get the rewrite.dll failed to load in Windows 10 event viewer for Windows 10 IIS.


Checked Event viewer when my website Showed up with

Service Unavailable 503 error

The Event Viewer Error was

The Module DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\rewrite.dll failed to load

I went into Add/Remove Programs (Start -> Run-> appwiz.cpl) and simply repaired the following program

IIS Url Rewrite Module 2.0


Afterward, restart your WWW Service in services.msc and your website will now be working. If you are unable to repair the IIS rewrite module using Add/Remove Programs, you will need to redownload them from Microsoft.

[IIS Url Rewrite Module 2.0 for Windows 10][5]

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